Neighborhood Mediation

Our mediators are experienced in creating a comfortable and confidential environment for you to talk about issues with the others parties in the dispute. The mediator is there to help outline these issues, keep your conversations moving forward, and to help everyone brainstorm possible solutions.

You are encouraged to work together to develop lasting solutions that satisfy everyone involved, which means you have control over the outcome of your situation.

Issues we commonly address in Neighborhood Mediation include:

  • Landlord/ Tenant Issues
  • Property disagreements between neighbors
  • Roommate Disagreements
  • Homeowners Association disputes

How It Works

Step 1. Intake After all parties have agreed to move forward, brief individual phone interviews are conducted to determine the parties’ issues, appropriateness for mediation, and availability. This information will be used to assign the most qualified mediator to your case and provide background information before the first session.

Step 2. Scheduling Once the intake is completed with both parties, a certified mediator will be assigned to your case. All scheduling will be done through email. Once a mediation session is scheduled, both parties will receive an email confirmation.

Step 3. Mediation Session During the first session each party will have the opportunity to discuss their issues and point of view without interruption. The mediator will help the parties identify all of the issues that need to be discussed and brainstorm possible solutions. Mediators will keep the sessions structured, allowing parties to participate in good faith and focus on reaching mutually agreeable outcomes.

Step 4. Outcomes
If the parties reach an agreement, the mediator will draft a provisional agreement, which parties may wish to have reviewed by legal counsel before signing.

If you have a pending court case and wish to mediate in court, please click here.

Get started today:  Please contact Dylan Bates, the Community Programs Manager for more information at (703) 865-7262 or dbates@nvms.us